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Global Report On Food Crisis ‘Grim’

The Global Report on Food Crises 2021 was released last week reiterating the need for inclusive and sustainable food systems across the world. The report is described as ‘grim’ by United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres due to the shocking number of people who are in desperate need of food and good nutrition. As Guterres explains, […]

Oxfam India welcomes the US decision to back IP waiver for COVID-19 vaccines

The Biden Administration has caused a domino effect following the news that the USA will support the People’s Vaccine. World leaders are taking to Twitter to announce their support of the waiver including the New Zealand Government. This news is especially critical for India where infections are soaring to over 400,000 new cases per day. […]

New Zealand Announces Support For The People’s Vaccine

Moments after the USA announced its support for the People’s Vaccine, a tweet from Minister Damien O’Connor went live saying, “[We] warmly welcome and strongly support the proposal for a TRIPS waiver for vaccines.” A huge win for the people, but Oxfam New Zealand says the fight is not over yet.  Oxfam New Zealand’s Communications and Advocacy Director Jo […]

Oxfam responds to deadly COVID-19 wave in India

Oxfam responds to deadly COVID-19 wave in India Oxfam India has deployed teams to five of the worst-hit states in India where a second wave of coronavirus is sweeping the country. The international organisation is urgently appealing for $2 million to fund its emergency response to the crisis. Oxfam New Zealand is contributing to this […]

COVID-19 cost women globally over $800 billion in lost income in one year

Women’s lost income in 2020 totaled the combined wealth of 98 countries The COVID-19 crisis cost women around the world at least $800 billion in lost income in 2020, equivalent to more than the combined GDP of 98 countries, said Oxfam today. Globally, women lost more than 64 million jobs last year —a 5 percent […]

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